President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed not to back down on the ongoing anti-corruption war, despite criticisms from looters.
While speaking in front of a mammoth crowd at the All Progressive Congress (APC) presidential rally in Makurdi, Benue state capital, Buhari said he will expose corrupt elites, recover more money and build roads, railway and power stations to boost the economy.
He praised himself especially in the area of delivering his electioneering promise, such as fighting corruption, providing security and improving the economy.
On economy, he said he has made fertilisers available to farmers and stopped importation of food, thereby providing food security to farmers and Nigerians.
He assured Benue residents on provision of security for peaceful elections and solicited their votes for next week’s presidential election.
APC Leader in the north central and Senator representing Benue North west senatorial zone, George Akume, described Buhari as a selfless leader who refused to enrich himself despite being a Minister of petroleum and Head of State.
Akume went further to inform the crowd that despite Buhari’s access to wealth, he has lived a modest life with a simple house in Kaduna town.
Akume argued that Buhari has managed the economy very well with landmark projects in rail and Power and Social Investment Programme (SIP).
The former Benue governor said Benue people have no problem with the Fulanis as they have lived with them peacefully.
He alleged the State government has armed Livestock Guards who go about killing innocent people and blaming it on Fulanis.
Akume assured Buhari that Benue people love him and will reward him with at least 70 percent votes, leaving Atiku Abubakar with “miserable 30 percent votes.”
Plateau state Governor Simon Lalong urged Benue people to vote APC governorship candidate Emmanuel Jime, who he said is capable of providing leadership and tackling security challenges as he had done in Plateau.
Lalong stated when governors cannot provide projects and pay salaries, they hide under crises to blame others for their failure.